Sierra County District Attorney
Lawrence R. Allen
District Attorney / Public Administrator
SIERRA COUNTY CASES WEEKENDING October 27, 2017
David Slaughter (55) Sacramento. Slaughter pled guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, he admitted a prior (strike conviction), and admitted causing injury to two other victims. When he is sentenced on December 8, it is expected he will receive 17 years in state prison. This incident involved an automobile crash on April 1, of this year, that took the life of Robert Shaffer who was the Truckee football coach for many years. He remains in custody on a no-bail hold
Paula Slyvestri (55) Sierraville. She was sentenced to five years probation, one year in jail, fined $2410 for her conviction of felony battery with force likely to cause serious bodily injury. She attacked her aunt with a hammer in Loyalton. She was also ordered to stay away from the victim.
Michael Sylvestri (58) Sierraville. He was sentenced for a conviction of felony force likely to commit serious bodily injury (as an accessory) for driving the car where is wife (Paula) carried out an assault on Paula’s aunt. He will spend three years on probation, fined $2410, and do 90 days in jail. He was also ordered to stay away from the victim.
Melissa Parsons (26) Verdi. Parsons was sentenced for felony battery with force likely to cause serious bodily injury for attacking the girlfriend of Parsons’ ex-boyfriend. Parsons was placed on three years probation, committed to 90 days jail, fined $2410, ordered to stay away from victim, and attend anger management therapy.
Patrick O’Rourke (32) Loyalton. Drunk in public, ordered to complete AA sessions.
Carl Adams (35) Portola. Littering, fine $270.
Justin Duncan (42) Verdi. After conviction by jury of felony domestic violence, Duncan was sentenced to two years state prison, fined $928.
David Young (28) Eugene, Oregon. After a guilty plea of felony theft of motor vehicle and theft of a firearm, Young was sent to state prison for 2 years and fined $925. He has warrants out of Reno Nevada, and Eugene Oregon for which he will answer.
Lester Strobin (64) and Alameta Langhorne (61) Gales Orchard. After a contested preliminary hearing, both were ordered to stand trial on felony violations of the California Elections Code.
Jared Johnson (27) Truckee. Reckless driving alcohol related. Eighteen months probation, 2 days jail, fine $1484, and ordered to alcohol school.
Alfonso Ruiz-Tapia (35) and Margarito Valencia-Andrade (47) both Mexican nationals. Were convicted of felony cultivation of marijuana while engaged in illegal diversion of public streams. Sentencing is set for December 8, and they both remain in custody on no-bail holds.
Raymond Stayer (73) Clio. Reckless driving, prescription drug related. Eighteen months probation, 2 days jail, fine $1484, and ordered to attend alcohol school.